"Why are you so stressed, we're only moving!" my husband said to me after I had another meltdown in the past few days. I know, right? He wasn't even joking! Well, he must be the exception to the rule, because I do feel like all those people stating that moving house is in the top … Continue reading D Day. We’re off
There are a zillion things to do when you're looking for Easter themed activities around here. Egg hunting at every castle estate around the Shire is one of them! If you fancy something a bit different this year - or you're just not that much into chocolate (is there such a thing?) - here's a … Continue reading Urban cool on Easter Sunday in Aberdeen: street art and vintage
Article published in Made in Scotland, issue 2, June 2013 If you are on the hunt for a beautiful piece of vintage furniture, a statement mirror or just a splash of colour and uniqueness for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Meet Nina’s Apartment, a vintage shop in Lethenty Mill, just outside Inverurie, … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment…a local vintage shop with European flair
Nina's Apartment is now open every Saturday from 10am - 2pm, thanks to the help from the ladies of Willow Cottage, a fellow local business with a shared love for vintage and upcycled furniture. Lisa and Debra from Willow Cottage are big Annie Sloan chalk paint fans and are regularly bringing beautifully upcycled pieces of … Continue reading When Cottage met Apartment: a cocktail of country chic and urban flair.
On Saturday 2nd of February I held the first vintage fair in and around my shop at Lethenty Mill, and the first of its kind in the Inverurie area. Still snowing in the morning I feared people would maybe rather stay warm indoors...but it was packed! It was a wonderful event, thanks to the help … Continue reading A great day for a Vintage Fair in Aberdeenshire. Photo report
As always I browse Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. Here are a few of the images I have pinned onto my Interior Inspiration board this week. I love the deep colours combined with natural wood in some of the rooms. I also included images of some artworks that made me smile. And of course I … Continue reading What inspired me this week: rich colours, natural wood and artwork in your interior
Stall holders will include Willow Cottage, Peapod, Bobosemporium, Black Butterfly bags and purses, RockingStitch, Re-Store, Dee-Licious Finds and Fimbly (photos below of all businesses) in addition to my own stock at Nina's Apartment shop.
First of all, thank you for your support this year! For reading this blog, liking and following me on Facebook and Twitter and of course, for your purchases of my vintage homeware and giving me commissions. It's been an amazing year and I am looking forward creating beautiful things again in the next. Here's a … Continue reading Free fabric scrap wreath tutorial
The proud shop owner! The 'al-fresco' barMoustache mirror made by Dee-licious Finds, beautifully modeled by ChrisA courtyard full of vintage (and two wee boys)Nina singing and hubby Glenn playing air guitar with the bbq forkUpcycled telephone benchThe Malpaso Gang playing in the woodworking shed!